Hi Jon, I don't know exactly what kind of "olive" you write about,
and what state you live in, but here in the State of Arizona they are
outlawed. If you had an olive tree in before the law passed many,many
years ago, you could keep it. But growing new olive trees or importing
trees or seeds, is illegal.
Why? Arizona is known for its healthful climate, so they took as many
steps as they could to keep it that way. Also forbidden, the fruited
mulberry tree, and I'm sure many more such allergenic plants.
so what do you put in your martinis in Arizona?
I'm in England, bought the olives from one of the garden goodies suppliers,
and lost the instruction sheet
People in Italy and Spain don't die of olive poisoning, what are you
Arizonians made of??
:) so what do you put in your martinis in Arizona?
:) I'm in England, bought the olives from one of the garden goodies suppliers,
:) and lost the instruction sheet
:) People in Italy and Spain don't die of olive poisoning, what are you
:) Arizonians made of??
Arizona has always been thought of as the place to go for people with
pulmonary concerns and with the allergy-producing pollen of the olive
tree..the two don't mix.
I have an olive tree over my car and I had a pulmonary thing when I first
moved here... I've never had sneezing problems, though. I would be
interested in hearing more on this alleged connection.
I actually tried to cure the olives - bluck. They do require annual
- mercenary gardener z10
:) I have an olive tree over my car and I had a pulmonary thing when I first
:) moved here... I've never had sneezing problems, though. I would be
:) interested in hearing more on this alleged connection.
On 3 Nov 2005 05:07:59 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
:) Hi Jon, I don't know exactly what kind of "olive" you write about,
:) and what state you live in, but here in the State of Arizona they are
:) outlawed. If you had an olive tree in before the law passed many,many
:) years ago, you could keep it. But growing new olive trees or importing
:) trees or seeds, is illegal.
I beleive it is only banned in parts of Arizona, rather than the
whole state and fruitless varieties are ok everywhere in the state.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
Dancing dog is back!
Hard to say not knowing where you live. They like mediterranean conditions,
warm wet summers and cool dry winters, soil pH neutral to slightly alkaline,
good drainage. They will likely die in heavy soggy soil. I have seen them
grow quite well in a schoolyard, with the tar playground almost to the
trunk, at Newcastle (on Hunter) that has mild damp winters and hot damp
summers and grey sand for soil. They were never tended in any way as they
were planted as shade trees. The local Greek and Italian community used to
gather the fruit annually.
Well, I have never seen Mediterranean conditions as described above. The
usual description of Mediterranean conditions is cool damp winters with
warm/hot/and dry summers - and these would be the conditions of Greece and
Italy, where olives probably originated.
Perhaps this is a problem with a particular type of olive, or a
particular type of concrete. When I lived near San Francisco I knew of
several olive trees that were planted as landscaping around Santa
Clara office buildings, and even collected olives from one tree to
experiment with curing them. I do not recall a problem with staining.
Actually, the uncured olives resembled small rocks, and seemed
unlikely to stain anything.
My email address is LLM041103 at earthlink dot net.
I suppose I should have clarified. They aren't permanent stains, just dark
purple olive juice spots. I don't know what type of olive tree it was, but
it's the same type that seems to be common in many areas around the south
bay and san jose area..
The stains are caused by smashed fallen fruit that gets ground into the
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